hayduke (3533) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was courtesy of Strykzone. It poured from the 12 oz. bottle a dark amber color with a medium sized off-white head and light lacing.. The nose is faint, and mostly of caramel malts and toffee. Light in body with a sweet mouthfeel. The flavor is a bit odd with some caramel, fruit, and a hit of hops. Drinkable, but barely.
Arve_Christian (3415) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog autumn 2011
Bottle at Schouskjelleren
Medium body & complexity
A bit bland, but enjoyable
fsquirrel29 (80) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 I have to say this is NOT my style of beer. I found this beer to be way too sweet and fruity for me. I’m not a hops fan and this beer says it has "light hops". So I either really hate hops, or they use more of them than the review says. But to be perfectly fair to this beer, a friend bought a 6 pack. Gave 1 to me, drank 3 himself (with the same review as mine) and gave the remaining 2 to a co-worker that likes hoppy beers and the co-worker REALLY liked this beer.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Out of the bottle, my pour has a full amber color with a moderate off-white head.
The aroma is nearly non-existent. What smell does come out of the glass is toasted bread, caramel,
Some sweet caramel or toffee go along with a touch of toasted bread. Unfortunately, this is a very faint flavor and there is a processed, metallic flavor that is almost as noticeable.
The Magician has a very light body and medium carbonation.
This beer really does nothing for me except encourage me to dump it out.
ElGaucho (2263) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Not really digging the aroma. Caramel, molasses, dark fruit, plum. Hint of sour. Murky dark reddish brown. Red is prevalent. Thin tan head. Taste is very much what the aroma promised and it’s underwhelming. Perhaps the least interesting of the shorts beers I’ve had. Tastes dated with a slight off flavor. There’s no magic in this beer, although its drinkable.
BelgianBeerGal (3279) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jale bottle at Flossmoor’s pre-DLD gathering. Yep, it was a slightly hoppy amber ale. Next please....(that might be unfair but it was in a big lineup this night).
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Hazy, dark, Longhorn-orange ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nose is malty, toasty and grainy with a whisper of yogurt or sour cream. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is malty and rich - caramel and toffee - with none of the lactic acidity that I expected due to the nose. Toasty, nourishing finish.
jackl (5207) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Red/brown color with a modest off-white head. The nose is a bit spicy, some red currant, toffee, malts. The taste is moderately sweet. Medium duration, medium mouthfeel. Overall, a strange beer that I don’t particularly rate.
bpar73 (559) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Dark reddish brown pour with a cream colored head. Definite dark fruit overtones. Smooth pleasant finish. A nice amber.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Claddagh. Pouts clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, toffee, and bread. Flavors of caramel, bread, toasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, maybe a little on the thin side. Nice amber overall.